New Voters Must Register by Oct. 23
If you have moved recently or plan to vote for the first time in the Nov. 7 general election, Oct. 23 is the last day to register. Tables with registration cards and absentee ballots have been set up in front of The Arbor and the University Center. They will remain open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Friday is a half-day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration forms will also be at the Office of Student Life (OSL), the Associated Students office, and the campus post office among 10 other places, said organizer Barbra Ortiz, special projects coordinator for OSL.
Classroom announcements related to getting out the vote in November may be made with the instructor’s permission, she said.
Among the state initiatives to be decided in the gubernatorial election is Proposition 1D, which would provide up to $10.4-billion for infrastructure modernization and capital projects in public education. Called the “Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006,” UC President Robert Dynes lauded the bond measure for renewing “aging infrastructure,” helping UC to continue building the Merced campus, and supporting capital improvements in UC medical education programs.
A total of $890-million over two years is expected to be funneled into UC’s capital budget if Prop. 1D passes.
Starting today, Oct. 9, absentee ballots can be cast by mail until Oct. 31. After that, an absentee ballot could be hand-delivered to the Santa Barbara County Clerk’s office or to any polling place in the county until 8 p.m. on Nov. 7. The clerk’s voting Q&A Web site is <www.sb-democracy.com
> and callers may ask questions at (805) 568-2200.